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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationThe weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Downtown Market
  • Archery is back
  • Step program
  • Yoga
  • Bark in the Park
  • Sleep under the Stars

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Currahees sling load supplies across Paktika Province

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesForward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, use division assets to decrease the combat logistic patrols and deliver supplies to far-reaching outposts quickly and more efficiently.

The 101st Abn. Div. is the U.S. Army’s only air assault division with sling load operations for transporting cargo by helicopter that has made a significant impact in Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Army Pvt. Philip C. Brosch, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, braces himself as he prepares to hook up a supply container to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E Sept. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Pvt. Philip C. Brosch, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, braces himself as he prepares to hook up a supply container to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E Sept. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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Don’t Fail to Read Blood River to Berlin

 

As Veteran’s Day approaches, if you can read only one book this year, let it be Blood River to Berlin. No, you aren’t going to find it on the best seller list available from a New York publisher. This book is written by your neighbor, Michael Freeland, who lives at 1412 Shallow Lake Circle, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. You can e-mail him at freelandco@hotmail.com or call him at 270-886-0551 to order the book.

Published by Proctor’s Hall Press in Sewanee, Tennessee, Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic is the story of someone who started to school in a one-room schoolhouse in a remote community called “Blood River” in Henry County, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, went to Detroit to work, and was drafted into the United States Army. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Roxy Gala closes out Frolic On Franklin Street

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre held their Annual Roxy Gala as a part of the Downtown Clarksville Association’s Frolic on Franklin Street. The event features a silent auction, an elegant candle lit dinner under tents in the middle of Franklin Street, a art auction, and finally the attendees were treated to a performance of the latest Roxy Regional Theatre production, Shout: The “Mod” Musical.

Two of the most highly sought after items this year were a framed photo of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, signed by actor Johnny Depp, and A Fender Squier Bullet Strat Guitar signed by Paul McCartney; a member of the legendary British rock band the Beatles.

Tom Thayer (left) and John McDonald (right) at the Roxy Gala on Franklin Street, Saturday evening

Tom Thayer (left) and John McDonald (right) at the Roxy Gala on Franklin Street, Saturday evening

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Montgomery County Volunteer Firefighters respond to Salem Road fire

 

The Cunningham Volunteer Department responded to a call of a Structure fire on Salem Road at around 11:30am on Sunday September 19th 2010. There were assisted at the scene by the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County EMS, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the American Red Cross. A total of 26 firefighters responded to the blaze, Captain William Jackson from the Cunningham Fire Department was the Incident Commander.

Montgomery County Volunteer Firefighters battle a blaze at 451 Salem Road on Sunday

Montgomery County Volunteer Firefighters battle a blaze at 451 Salem Road on Sunday

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Andy Quiceno nets game-winner for Lady Govs

 

APSU Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The sister connection paid off for the Austin Peay State University Lady Govs soccer team in a 1-0 win against Valparaiso, Sunday afternoon.

This time it was Joceline Quiceno to Andy Quiceno for the game-winner in the 49th minute. It was Andy’s third goal and Joceline’s third assist of the season. Andy has either a goal or an assist in seven of the Lady Govs 10 games this season.

Andy Quiceno right after scoring the single goal during the APSU game vs Valparaiso

Andy Quiceno right after scoring the single goal during the APSU game vs Valparaiso

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Lucky Drag at Riverfest 2010

 

Riverfest 2010The rock band Lucky Drag preformed on the Mary’s Music stage at the Clarksville’s 2010 Riverfest Celebration. The Nashville based band  features lead singer Erik Hendrickson,  Jason Yates  on bass, Danny Berrios on drums, and with “more-than-occasional help” from Denny Smith on the guitar. According to their web site, “If you like your guitars loud, your choruses yelled, and silly pop songs wrapped in a loud package… Lucky Drag is for you.”

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Going the distance in small business

 

Managing to go the long haul in small business may be one of the most difficult things to accomplish. The number of small business start-ups that don’t make it past the first five years is astounding.

In the last few weeks, I have noted the retail and manufacturing locations of a small start-up for lease indicating they didn’t make it. That’s unfortunate.

This particular start-up was like many others. A guy had an idea. He saw a niche that he didn’t think was being filled and he thought he could make it work. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lady Govs impress at Old Timers Classic

 

APSU Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBowling Green, KY – Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team put together a quality performance in its first effort at the five-kilometer distance, finishing fourth at the Old Timers Classic, Saturday morning at Kereiakes Park.

The Lady Govs finished in front of three of the four Ohio Valley Conference schools competing at the meet, which was scored in a dual format with each team’s placing compared to each of the other teams. Austin Peay defeated Morehead State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin while losing to league preseason favorite Eastern Kentucky.

Freshman Miranda Week (center) led the Lady Govs at the Old Timers Classic, Saturday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Freshman Miranda Week (center) led the Lady Govs at the Old Timers Classic, Saturday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Govs falter late at Old Timers Classic

 

APSU Men’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBowling Green, KY – In its first test at the eight-kilometer distance, Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team showed there is plenty of work to be done, finishing sixth at the Old Timers Classic, Saturday morning, at Kereiakes Park.

The teams were scored in a dual format, with each team’s placing compared to each of the other teams. The Govs were only able to pass Tennessee Tech in the seven-team field.

Govs men's cross country runners Geofrey Kosgei (left) and Enock Langat (right) led the Govs at the Old Timers Classic, Saturday (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Govs men's cross country runners Geofrey Kosgei (left) and Enock Langat (right) led the Govs at the Old Timers Classic, Saturday (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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